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12:37:10 am 30-July-2017
Guwahati, 29th July (northeastnews): Media has an important role to play and regional media must catch-up with latest technology and raise standards if they have to survive in today's competitive world said R.S. Mooshahary, Former Governor of Meghalaya at a function organised by University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) to mark the University Public Relations Day here today.
Speaking at the event Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM and Chairman of ERD Foundation said, “The USTM PR Day” is a special event organised for our media fraternity where we take the opportunity to recognise the efforts of journalist from across the region for their contribution in the field of journalism. We strongly feel that journalists play a very important role in bringing about a change in the society. We also take this opportunity to share our achievements in the past one year.”
Mahbubul Hoque also announced several educational schemes for media and their dependents besides asking the senior journalists to nominate deserving poor students who will be looked after by USTM as their social commitment in educating the society.
The function included felicitation of eminent Media Personalities, Announcement of several educational schemes for the media by Education Research and Development Foundation (ERDF), Award distribution program of 2nd North East College Magazine competition and Presentation of USTM Report Card for the year gone by.
Media personalities felicitated in the event were Nitumoni Saikia (Editor in Chief, Pratidin Times), Prasanta Rajguru (Executive Editor, Amar Axom), Snigdha Sikha Borah (DY 365), Chaya Moni Bhuyan (Political Editor, News Live), Nasreen Habib (Editor, Eclectic), Mamta Misra (The Assam Tribune), Bireshwar Das (Dainik Jugasankha) and Emilo Konyak (Correspondent, Nagaland Post).
Dignitaries present at the event also included R.S. Mooshahary, Former Governor of Meghalaya; Dhiraj Bora, VC, ASTU; Prof N.K. Chaudhury, Principal Adviser, ERDF and Amarjyoti Choudhury, CV Raman Chair Prof, USTM.
The Awards distribution program for the 2nd North East College Magazine competition was also held. Under the Best Magazine category the first three prizes were bagged by Alochani by Digboi College, Jabian by J.B. College and Lakhimpur Girls College Magazine by Lakhimpur Girls College respectively.
Cottonian by Cotton College was adjudged the Best Cover category, Manash Pratim Rajbanshi, a 4th Semester student of Nalbari College won the award for his article Moraha Fulor Xubah under the Best Article category. Dipsikha Baruah of Digboi College won the Best Woman Editor award, Priyanka Nath, 6th Semester student of K.C Das Commerce College Best Woman Writer award for her article Nishigandha. MOSAIC 2016 of St Anthony’s College Shillong, Meghalaya and RENDEZVOUS 16 of Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, Nagaland bagged the Special Jury Award.

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